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Cove Gap in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stony Batter

 
 
Stony Batter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
1. Stony Batter Marker
Inscription.
To Stony Batter
the birthplace of
James Buchanan


James Buchanan
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Born April 23, 1791.
Passed his school-boy days in Mercersburg, became a lawyer, member of legislature and of Congress, Minister to Russia, member of the United States Senate, Secretary of State, Minister to Great Britian and fifteenth President of the United States. His personal integrity and honorable career are worthy the emulation of all true Americans.
 
Location. 39° 52.005′ N, 77° 56.75′ W. Marker is in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is on Stony Batter Road / State Forest Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance to Buchananís Birthplace State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Mercersburg PA 17236, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Buchanan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); President James Buchanan (approx. half a mile away); Stony Batter † † † Birthplace of a President (approx. half a mile away); James Buchanan † † † The Early Years (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of James Buchanan
Stony Batter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
2. Stony Batter Marker
(approx. half a mile away); A Quest for Honor (approx. half a mile away); W-G-M Turnpike (approx. 3.1 miles away); Black Boys Rebellion (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cove Gap.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of James Buchanan. White House website. (Submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Stony Batter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
3. Stony Batter Marker
Buchanan Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
4. Buchanan Memorial
This 31 foot tall pyramid of native stones marks the birthplace of James Buchanan. It is located about ½ mile north of the marker.
Buchananís Birthplace State Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 22, 2012
5. Buchananís Birthplace State Park
The Stony Batter marker is located at the entrance to Buchananís Birthplace State Park.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 350 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 23, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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